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  • Who can beat American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes?

    Who can beat American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes?
    No one will argue that the best thing for horse racing is to have American Pharoah become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. That’s a given. But in the ultracompetitive world of sports there are seven horses trying to do what is not good...
  • Things to know for Triple Crown try in Belmont Stakes

    The Triple Crown trail ends with the Belmont Stakes, and it's finished in heartbreak for 13 horses whose Triple tries were foiled since 1979. That year Spectacular Bid stepped on a safety pin in his barn and came up short in the Belmont. Big Brown didn't...
  • A look at Bob Baffert's three Triple Crown misses

    A look at Bob Baffert's three Triple Crown misses
    Bob Baffert has been here before. Actually, three times. And he’s come close. A nose close. And not a big nose at that. Baffert says this time there is a “a different vibe” with American Pharoah. He’s guardedly optimistic. If...
  • Victor Espinoza won't go to sleep on American Pharoah in Belmont

    Victor Espinoza won't go to sleep on American Pharoah in Belmont
    Cool horse, chill rider. Together they could win "Dancing With the Stars." Instead, they are poised to win a Triple Crown, an even rarer occurrence. You have a World Series winner every year, and a World Cup champion every four years. But pretty much no...
  • Horse racing aims not to downplay Triple Crown but to play up other events

    Horse racing aims not to downplay Triple Crown but to play up other events
    The drumbeat begins every winter as horse racing lovers wonder whether the newest crop of 3-year-olds will finally produce a successor to Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. What mainstream attention the sport garners is overwhelmingly focused on...
  • California Chrome could be one in the Arlington Million

    California Chrome could be one in the Arlington Million
    California Chrome, which won two legs of the Triple Crown in 2014, appears on pace to run in the Arlington Million on Aug. 15. "It was on their short list of races; it still is," said Howard Sudberry, senior director of marketing and communication at...
  • American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat paved path of bold bets

    American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat paved path of bold bets
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ahmed Zayat boldly spends big bucks buying and betting on horses, and brags about how successful he's been at everything he's set out to accomplish. From buildings to beer to breeding, when Zayat becomes involved in business, he'...
  • Trying to figure out reasons for Triple Crown drought is as elusive as winning all three races

    Trying to figure out reasons for Triple Crown drought is as elusive as winning all three races
    As with most debates involving sports, there are varying reasons for the absence of a Triple Crown champion racehorse over the past 37 years. It has as much to do with bank accounts as bloodlines, yet trying to pinpoint the main reason is as elusive as...
  • Espinoza Knows Pharoah Is Special, Confident About Belmont

    ARCADIA, Calif. — Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes. He is back with a record third chance at a triple try, this time aboard American Pharoah, a colt many...
  • Belmont Stakes field reduced to 8 horses

    Belmont Stakes field reduced to 8 horses
    NEW YORK -- The Belmont Stakes field is down to eight after two horses dropped out. Trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday that Carpe Diem won't run Saturday when American Pharoah goes for the Triple Crown. Also, trainer Ken McPeek withdrew The Truth or...
  • The last Triple Crown: In 1978, Affirmed achieved what no horse has accomplished since

    The last Triple Crown: In 1978, Affirmed achieved what no horse has accomplished since
    His name lives on in countless stories that spill out every year at this time. But as the decades roll along, he becomes more and more an abstraction — shorthand for what others have not done in the 37 years since he ruled. His greatest...